The 2015-2016 school year will begin my 5th year of teaching in the four corners region of New Mexico. I spent my first two years with upper elementary students in a tribally-run school district, and I now teach middle school language arts in a town with an incredibly diverse student population. I am a member of my school's leadership team, and a fellow with the Rural Schools Leadership Academy.
Student-centered and culturally responsive. I continue to experiment with a wide variety of instructional practices, including literature circles, centers, kinesthetic activity, etc.
Sue Lehmann regional finalist (2013)
I attended Kalamazoo College in Michigan, majoring in public policy and environmental studies, and minoring in English. At the end of my undergraduate career, I decided I wanted to be a teacher. I moved to New Mexico, and received my Masters of Education at the University of New Mexico. I intend to enroll at UNM again in the fall to begin my masters in Educational Leadership.
I coach cross country and track and field, and love my job.